Thursday, March 24, 2011

Dorm Room Afghans for the Year 2022

I decided that a good long term project would be making dorm room afghans for each of my 5 grand children to take to college.  Now, mind you, my grandchildren are very young.  The oldest is soon to be seven years old and the youngest is soon to be six months old.    I know it's pretty early to think about college for them, but I am not so young.  I figure while the brain can still talk to the hands and the hands can still move, I should make afghans while the sun shines.  Or something like that.

I started my first one last week.  This will be for my grand daughter.  She is the soon to be seven year old.
The pattern is called Textured Triangle Stack.  It comes from "The Ultimate Sourcebook of Knitting and Crochet Stitches".  Here is my Ravelry link.

I love knitting for Bella.  She treasures anything I make for her.  In fact she still tries to squeeze her foot into those socks I made for her 5th birthday.  Gotta work on knitting her a new pair for her soon to be seven year old foot.  Bella thinks Grandma is magical and can "make" anything using needles and yarn.  Little does she know that without the help of how to videos, step by step instructions, and wonderful patterns written by other very talented people, Grandma would still only be making garter stitch scarves.

I wonder if the 18 year old Bella will still think Grandma is magical.   I wonder if she will like these colors I chose for her dorm room afghan.  I wonder if Bella will tell her daughter how her Grandma could make anything using two needles and some yarn.

1 comment:

  1. How wonderful that you are doing this. Bella will love the fact that you took the time, made the effort and thought about her. She will treasure the afghan always.